Okay, so we get up a little early. But, there's a train ride along the Magnificent Hudson to Poughkeepsie. Then, we hop off the Iron Horse and jump on our Steel, Aluminum, Carbon, or Titanium Steed and ride to Val-kill, Roosevelt Library (Lunch & Tour(Maybe a reduced or free tour)) and the Vanderbilt Mansion. Then, back to Poughkeepsie to take the return train to NYC. Ah! Good memories! Good Views! And good friends to share them with.
We start at either Grand Central Terminal 8:43 train. Be there by 8:25 to buy ticket & board train or 125th St./Harlem. 8:54 train. Be there by 8:40 to buy ticket & board the train.
Bring a Metro-North pass, lock & money for tickets (Maybe) and lunch.